Gang in Britain jailed for rape as Eid celebrations
London, April 21 (IANS) A group of Muslim men in Britain was jailed for a total of 38 years after they abducted and raped two teenage girls as part of their Eid celebrations.
In a horrifying weekend-long ordeal, the girls, then aged 15 and 16, were plied with alcohol and repeatedly raped by two men, Shamrez Rashid and Amar Hussain, before being offered to a number of others who also "used them for sex".
The court heard how Rashid and Hussain drove the girls from their home in Telford in Shropshire to a Birmingham probation hostel on the evening of Saturday, November 28, 2009.
The 16-year old was forced to have sex six times with four different men. The younger victim was raped by one man and then sexually assaulted by another, Daily Mail reported Saturday.
One defendant, Rashid, 20, was said to have claimed the girls had enjoyed the sex, which he said had taken place as they celebrated the Muslim festival of Eid.
Judge Melbourne Inman QC said the girls had still been children at the time of the offences. The five defendants laughed and smirked as the horrifying details of their offences were described in court Friday.
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